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Inexpensive 3D Printers

Deltaprintr is an Affordable 3D Printer That's Faster at Printing

— September 19, 2014 — Tech
While there are a lot of 3D printer designs out there, affordable 3D printers seem to be more difficult to come by—however, the Deltaprintr designed by college students Shai Schechter and Andrey Kovalev is an one of the few on the market. While most 3D printers run into the thousands of dollars just for the machine itself, the Deltaprintr is one that can be purchased for about $675.

The reason why the Deltaprintr is so much more affordable comes from several changes to the design of the conventional 3D printer. Rather than adopting a box-like shape and a belted system, the Deltaprintr's frame is open, airy and makes use of fishing ling instead. This makes the design able to print faster and expand to accommodate larger prints. To begin with, the printer is capable of producing prints that are about 12" high, but additional rails can be added to make more expansive creations.


Trend Themes
1. Affordable 3D Printers - The trend of affordable 3D printers is disrupting the market by making this technology more accessible to a wider range of consumers.
2. Open-frame 3D Printers - The trend of open-frame 3D printers is disrupting the traditional box-like design by offering a more spacious and versatile printing environment.
3. Fishing Line-based 3D Printers - The trend of fishing line-based 3D printers is disrupting the use of traditional belted systems by providing a more efficient and cost-effective printing mechanism.
Industry Implications
1. Consumer Electronics Industry - The consumer electronics industry can benefit from the trend of affordable 3D printers by targeting a wider customer base and driving sales of 3D printing devices.
2. Manufacturing Industry - The manufacturing industry can leverage open-frame 3D printers to improve production efficiency and create larger and more complex prototypes and products.
3. Materials & Components Industry - The materials and components industry can seize the opportunity of fishing line-based 3D printers to provide innovative printing materials and components that are compatible with this new printing technology.
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